The temporal lobe of your brain organizes your sensory input, according to the Center for Neuro Skills. Damage can result in language dysfunction, disorganization of sensory input, loss of memory and damage to visual / spatial fields. The ways to exercise the temporal lobe vary from increasing the heart rate to stimulating the mental process. The exercises can be done in the comfort of your home. Depending on your individual situation, check with your doctor before starting any new exercise regimen.
Participate in cardio-respiratory exercises
Exercising your cardiovascular system can help the temporal lobe function, according to PubMed from the National Institutes of Health. Cardio-respiratory exercises, which increase the sense of time, can also improve activity in the middle area of the temporal lobe. Known as aerobic exercises, these exercises can increase the efficiency of attention, improve executive control processes and improve levels of cognitive function. Exercise can help control age-related brain changes in older adults and potentially slow down the development of Alzheimer's disease. Individuals who participate in a regular aerobic exercise decrease their risk of developing dementia, since the exercise counteracts atrophy of the middle areas of the temporal lobe. Cardio-respiratory exercises include dancing, walking, jumping rope, running, skiing, swimming and aerobic exercises. Increasing the intensity of daily activity can also help, activities such as sweeping leaves, removing snow, painting the house, gardening provide a beneficial exercise. Achieve the best cardiovascular / respiratory effects by exercising 30 minutes five days a week or more. In early stages of temporal lobe damage, aerobic exercise may need to be carried out in a rehabilitation environment, according to the Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery Center.
Play video games
Damage to the temporal lobe can affect attention time and visual area, according to the Center for Neuro Skills. It has been proven that cognitive rehabilitation exercises improve the ability of the attention span and this can be achieved through playing fast-speed video games, which increase the sensitivity of contrast in the players. Daphne Bavelier, professor of cognitive and brain sciences at the University of Rochester, says that high-speed games may be able to train the visual cortex to obtain a better understanding of the information it receives. Studies conducted by Bavelier demonstrated an improvement in visual perception and attention span that lasts for months after the game is over.Games that have fast-moving objects while being aware of the surrounding area, such as first-person shooter games, get the maximum improvement in visual attention, according to Disabled World.
Play word games
Damage to the temporal area can affect language comprehension, according to the Center for Neuro Skills, and this can be stimulated through participating in cognitive rehabilitation exercises that focus on improving the language skills. Word games fall into this category, both board games and crossword puzzles. Once you achieve a level of difficulty, advance to the next. The key to improving brain function is through incorporating lasting and positive changes, according to Disabled World.